Every cricketer looks up to someone, so did Siddarth Kaul. He joined Cricket Addictor for a freewheeling conversation, ranging from the novel coronavirus pandemic situation in the country, thoughts on his comeback, Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli. He also named the fast bowlers he looks up.
In normalcy, Siddarth Kaul, would have been sharing the new ball with premier India fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the Indian Premier League (IPL). But the pandemic situation has left one and all, startled, leaving our lives in a state of bother. Kaul, has decided to work on mental toughness in this situation. It is something he believes in necessary for any sportsperson to adapt.
Siddarth Kaul: there have been two inspirations, Zaheer Khan and Dale Steyn
Zaheer Khan and Dale Steyn have been the finest fast bowlers to have graced the game. And to learn from one of them is no mean feat. In an interaction to CricketAddictor, Kaul said, he took personal tips from Zaheer Khan in Bombay. He also added, there have been times when he has spoken to legends like, Ashish Nehra and Harbhajan Singh about his bowling.
“For me, there have been two inspirations, Zaheer (Khan) and Dale Steyn. I have had one-on-one session with Zak pa in Bombay, he has improved me a lot and taught a lot of things, depending upon the wicket.
“So these are things, when you sit with the legends, talk to your role models, you understand why their success rate have been immense. Like there is Steyn, Zaheer, Nehra, Bhajji, they have always taught me small things,” he added.
Kaul has played three ODIs and as many matches in the shortest format for India. He has four international wickets to his name and holds an average of 21.00 in the T20Is.